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Communication in a Language You Can Understand

29 November 2013

At this time of year there is a lot of information and reports that are heading home in the next few weeks.

Communication to parents is vital throughout the year as we share how students are getting on, from their successes that should be celebrated, to understanding how pupils are progressing in their academic and general school life.

It can be difficult to be a parent or carer in an international school when English is not your mother tongue. If you need help or have questions please feel free to correspond with the school in your native language or request help for translation at any time.

You may well wish to send questions through the room parent network that is now set up in secondary. The language of the room parent network is English, but they can also pass on requests to clarify communications for parents that do not feel confident in contacting the school. We can call on our diverse and well educated staff across the Primary and Secondary school that can cope with being asked to help answer questions in multiple world languages.

If there is anything you would like clarified please send a short email in your own language and we will contact you as soon as we can.  If you are aware of a fellow parent that also feels this way and does not understand all of the school newsletter and other communications, then also please pass this information on.

Finally, being an international school means that we have the chance to celebrate the different ways people celebrate the holiday season, so I wish the American, Dutch, Polish and German Parents well with celebrations that have started or are starting in the next week.

There is an exciting couple of months ahead of celebrations around the world for differing nations and religions. 

Chris Share, Head of Secondary

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